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Feb 19, 2013 5:30pm EST
. >>> massive budget cuts could rock our economy. what's being done. and they are some of the most coveted seats around, the bleachers for the red carpets at the academy awards. find out how to get your hands on one tough to come by ticket. at tyco integrated security, we consider ourselves business optimizers. how? by building custom security solutions that integrate video, access control, fire and intrusion protection. all backed up with world-class monitoring centers, thousands of qualified technicians, and a personal passion to help protect your business. when your business is optimized like that, there's no stopping you. we are tyco integrated security. and we are sharper. >>> let's start off with a lack at the weather cameras. rain showers on and off. wet conditions all across the board with the wind gusts wicked and the rain totals up around an inch or so. parkville, again, that weather was whipping with the wet conditions and the same deal in annapolis today. winds beginning to pick up now even as the rain begins to clear out to the east, kind of ugly weather state wide, including in the
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
coming from china are having devastating consequences on the u.s. economy. in short, u.s. investigators are accused china of economic espionage, of stealing research and design. this allows them to compete without stealing billions on innovation and product development. if this is true, americans should care because it's costing them countless jobs. they are calling this the biggest transfer of wealth in history. >> we saw one of a cyber pearl harbor. and the white house is preparing to take action. >> reporter: this week, they are announcing plans to help private companies in identifying and mitigating such attacks, george. >>> we're going to go to the white house, where president obama will appear later this morning, to warn against the next budget crisis that's coming fast. automatic spending cuts to hit every government program in just ten days. abc's jon karl has more on what we expect to hear from the president. good morning, jon. he's going to ratchet up the pressure on congress. >> reporter: he sure is. he's trying to shame congress to do something to replace the cuts. and this
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 6:30pm EST
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ABC
Feb 19, 2013 4:00am EST
to the white house last night after traveling to promote his plans for the economy, immigration and for gun control, as well. and after a long holiday weekend of golf in florida. today, the president will be back in the oval office. >>> and it's official. mississippi has abolished slavery. the state's legislature formally ratifying the constitution's 13th amendment in 1995. but the ratification document was never presented to the u.s. archivesi archivesist. it was discovered only after citizens saw the movie "lincoln," which just came out, and did some investigation. >> better late than never, i guess. slow but we get there. >>> coming up next, is walmart in trouble? leaked e-mails refer to the worst sales month ever. >>> then, it's our top story this morning. oscar pistorius back in court, as his sponsors now begin to drop her support. >>> and later in the show, would you have the guts to do that? >>> welcome back, everybody. recapping our breaking news this morning. prosecutors in south africa are accusing olympian oscar pistorius of premedicated murder in the killing of his girlfriend la
ABC
Feb 16, 2013 8:00am EST
on generally in the economy and with households. a bit of a cash squeeze. the payroll tax came back the first of the year. and tax refunds have been slower this year than last. and walmart's core customer pretty much spends whatever cash comes in. and that seems like it might be squeezing things. gasoline prices on the rise again. a lot of this is coming together. and a concern for the walmart customers. >> is this a walmart problem? or retail in general? >> it's potentially a retail in general problem. but right now, it seems like walmart's on the front lines of this issue because of their customer base. it seems as if we have our alert pretty much very sensitive right now to any weakness in the consumer because of the bigger picture factors that are beyond walmart. >> and the frustration coming up. that could put a damper on the economy. walmart will be releasing their earnings next week for the last quarter. but what does this say about executives? still not learning their lesson about what you can and can't say in e-mails? >> i'm not sure we're ever going to get around that. basically, bu
ABC
Feb 17, 2013 9:39am EST
this economy and obama getting re-elected and that made me think if an airplane hits the mountain maybe you better buy new radar. >> quickly because i want to move on -- >> the republican party's technology problem is a little like its immigration problem. it's necessary but not sufficient for it to get up to speed on those things. it won't help it win. i think about the republican party like the old joke how many therapists does it take to change a lightbulb. the light bulb has to change. the republican party has to decide it wants to change. >> the dustup over chuck hagel and, george, the republicans delayed this. i don't understand what's going on. a lot who voted against having the vote said, no, no, i'll let it happen in two weeks. are the republicans playing it dangerous game by blocking hagel and brennan, defense and cia when they know that both of them are ultimately going to be confirmed. >> because they do know that and because most sensible republicans believe that a president is owed vast deference in picking his cabinet because the cabinet leaves when he leaves and the cabinet
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 4:00am EST
along, so delta rolled back the fare hike. airlines are worried about the economy and the effects of the american and u.s. airways big merger. >>> major distillery has heard your protests. mark's mark bourbon will not lower the alcohol content. beginning this morning, bottles will be back to 90 proof. the company heard thousands of bourbon drinkers. >>> the latest "died hard" movie lived well. "a good day to die hard" is the fifth install nmt the bruce willis action series that, believer it or not, began in 1988, 25 years ago. and sweetly, it took in $25 million over the weekend. "identity thief" right behind and "safe haven" in third. >>> coming up next on this monday, the shocking slap. an airline passenger hitting the toddler next to him. now he's out of a job. >>> and from kobe to king james, an all-stop wrap up from the nba opinion [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm EST
: in this uncertain economy, three things are clear when it comes to jobs. how long we're working is changing, where we're working and flexibility is the new know. >>> 77% of employers now offer flex time. that's way up from 66bilities just a few years -- 66% gist a few years ago. >> i love. it never had a company that offered this type of benefit. >> reporter: she has a flexible arrangement. >> i have something to look for every two weeks. >> reporter: other flex options are becoming available, including flex place, choosing where you work. it's twice the amount from a few years heaping. employers see them as a win-win. >> anything we can do to help them get their work done is what we're interested in doing. >> reporter: the rise of the hybrid job. >> instead of hiring someone for one specific skillset they're trying to reduce their cost of hire. >> reporter: james schneider fills a hybrid position. help handles, marketing and sales. he started the job as an unpaid intern. >> for someone who has been out of work for appeared of time, this is something more and more of us need to do. >> reporter: so
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 6:30am EST
benz super dome. a boost to the economy there and they could use it. the wrestle mania event in miami generated $100 million in local revenue. >>> you have to check this out. basketball coach at brandon university in canada, made this shot from half court. pretty impressive. he won't keep the money. the shot was for a student's tuition. a student will have all of the classes paid for at the university. >>> if you haven't looked out your window, its is chilly. look at this sunrise, over the inner harbor, downtown baltimore. beautiful picture of the water, no matter what the weather brings you today, we want to show you this picture, it is stunning. celebration to tell you about that went bad in wichita, kansas, police say the brothers bought pot and methamphetamine after winning $75,000 in the lottery. they were filling butane torches to light their bongs when the pilot light ignited the fumes. there was a big explosion. the blast shattered the window. new reaction from a neighbor. >> that's nice to celebrate. celebrate too hard. >> fortunately nobody was hurt in the blast. police bel
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >>> unless congress acts, the economy could be in a rude awakening. >> the future of pitbulls and their owners have been in limbo, the action expected in annapolis in a couple of days. >> on the weather front 45 degrees, just about statistically average earlier. we drop to 43. we'll try again tomorrow. the wind maker. this was a rain maker earlier today. a wind maker as we go into the rest of the week. the details coming up. >>> all right. it's called frustration but it feels like a big game of click -- chicken. >> we got the federal jobs down there. we're all worried about that. congress has until march 1st or we could lose jobs which would mean across the board spending cuts. our state there are more than 100,000 federal employees whose salaries could be cut including forced furloughs. that doesn't include the thousand of marylanders who work with federal contracts. >> what planet are we living on? >> hundreds of thousands of students would be left out in the cold when this comes to education. programs like title one, head start and others would lose funding. >>> pitbull own
ABC
Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
for other dog owners. >> and in eight days the economy could take a major hit. how washington is working to avoid massive budget cuts. >> hollywood's leading lady will compete for the best actress crown but they have already made history. what records are being broken by them. . >> and hope you enjoyed the deep blue sykes, new storm on the boards. this one set to arrive this time in the weekend. . >>> our top story, a guilty plea for the women caught on tape beating an elderly man in her care. she was charged years ago but ran after she was let out on bail. she was sent back to baltimore from kenya in what is considered the city's first successful extradition case. >> local daycare shut down. parents arriving found the doors locked. there was also a sign that you just said saying they were permanently closed and the director is apologizing. she said her partner who runs another center by the same name is at fault. >> a baby was thrown from a car during a cash. a man was killed, the baby and a woman was were taken to the hospital. it's believed the woman and child were inside the kara
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 5:00am EST
opportunity to balance out your marketing. in today's economy, we need to have as many different sources of coming up and meeting customers as we can and lots of ways to make our money you note world changed so much that using any one area doesn't work anymore. you can't just structure your business around shows only at least i don't believe you can. so i have a retail store and i do shows and whole sale. >> wonderful. it is so nice i love your clothing line. beautiful items here. i especially like that right there. that's gorgeous. and, of course, if you want to come down here and see some of dana's fashions or check out other things, you can. it kicks off today at 10 a.m. and runs through sunday. so lots to see and do here. reporting live in downtown baltimore, sherrie johnson, wearing a cute vest abc2 news. >> news time 5:17. >>> the money you will pay for the ravens tickets will enhance your experience. >> plans that put major improvement to the bank. >> can michael fell epees hit a -- fell it was hit a -- fell fell epees hit a base -- phelps hit a baseball? how do we take an unpolis
ABC
Feb 21, 2013 2:35am EST
. the economy that's already crippled, now it's costing them the equivalent of that much money. the u.n. now says war crime charges should be brought on both sides, the government and the rebels. so it's just something -- and we have to watch it from afar. >> we'll be right back after this. ♪ welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about ♪ >> that takes you back, doesn't it? of course, welcome back to robin roberts, taking her "gma" anchor seat. we watched as he turned her private health battle into a campaign for bone marrow transplants. >> four, three -- >> hi, it's robin. i have been waiting 174 days to say this. good morning, america. >> reporter: but no one could see in front of the camera what we saw behind the scenes. of a morning we'd all longed for. >> faith, family and friends have brought me to this moment. and i am so full of gratitude. >> reporter: a day of celebration after an arduous trek that began last june, when she first told us. >> it is a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow. >> reporter: a few months later when we saw her in treatment, recei
ABC
Feb 22, 2013 2:35am EST
to the republicans and say this is not going to be good for the economy or ordinary people, but i don't know if they're going to move and that's what we're going have to keep trying to push over the next seven to eight days. and senator mcconnell said, three months after the election, president obama still prefers campaign events to common sense bipartisan action. not a whole lot of hope in those comments. >> it depends on who you listen to at this point. >> it's a mess either way. >>> moving on to this now. president obama meets at the white house today with japan's new leader, prime minister shinzo abe arrived in washington last night poised to discuss economic ties and security concerns. abe is also looking to reinforce the u.s.-japan alliance. he's the fifth japanese prime minister during president obama's time in office. >>> after a bitter political fight, chuck hagel now has enough votes to become the nation's next defense secretary. support from senator richard shelby put him over the top. shelby says "he's probably as good as we're going to get." a confirmation vote is expected next week. >>
ABC
Feb 17, 2013 6:00pm EST
the white smoke. david? >> david, our thanks to you. >>> back here at home and to the economy. you likely don't need us to point out the steep hike in gas prices. the average price of a gallon of gas, $3.68, two months straight now price hikes at the pump. want to bring in gma host bianna golodryga. >> look at the graphics. gas prices have been up 13 cents the past month, 42 cents. these price hikes, if they continue, will cost the average family nearly $400 in addition to what they already pay for the year. >> do we know why they're going up? >> they're going up because oil prices are going up. but this is not a typical time where you see a lot of demand. they are transitioning to different blends. but there's not one dleer answer as to why. >> you mentioned the blend. that usually happens spring to summer, will we see more hikes? >> that remains a concern. we usually see it before memorial day weekend, not president's day weekend. >>> now "usa today" reporting that illegal immigrants can become permanent residents. requiring businesses to check worker's stat us and providing more money
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 7:00am EST
economy. prices are now rising at the fastest rate since 2005. and in washington, some $85 billion in spending cuts are due to take effect on march 1st, threatening hundreds of thousands of jobs, unless lawmakers can find a way to compromise. >>> and workers at apple, who long boasted their macs are immune to viruses, have filan victim to the hackers that hit facebook and twitter. the attack is traced to eastern europe. apple plans to release a software update for mac users. >>> and finally, she is at it again. a dramatic, new eruption at italy's mt. etna, sending a fountain of fire. one might even call it -- >> magma. >> -- shooting into the sky. experts say she may be entering a new period of increased activity. we want you to know how hard it was to book the tectonic plates for robin's return. we got it done. when that crossed the wires yesterday, there was hosanna. >>> oscar pistorius, back inside a south african court for the second day of his bail hearing. stunning details being released by police this morning. and bazi kanani with the latest from south africa. good morning,
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 2:35am EST
economy and online competition, as well. six years ago, regulators blocked office depot and staples from merging because it would be too big. but there's more competition now from big box stores and from the internet, as well. office max, office depot. they're similar enough they can get together. >> staples could jump in there, too. if you were watching yesterday morning, we showed you a man who ran a marathon with two tires on his shoulders. >> next monday, this 9-year-old will run a full marathon in antarctica, and he's doing it for a good cause. >> he wants to run a marathon in all seven continents and he's raising money for operation warm which provides coats for underprivileged children. this is incredible. there's a sound bite where he says, all he wants to do is meet the penguins. >> that's rough terrain for that little dude. pack warmly, that's for sure. >> his dad is a doctor, his parents say that he's been checked out by sports analysts and doctors and his own pediatrician and he's running and all that wear and tear on your body. no problem at all. he's completely healthy. >>
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 2:35am EST
this morning, the costly computer crimes costing the american economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year. the fingers are pointing at china, as the white house today announces plans to fight the hackers. >>> and then -- this is crazy. why hand sanitizer is being singled out in a fire that severely burned an 11-year-old girl. wait until you hear how something so common turned into something so hazardous. you think you're doing the right thing, killing the germs, staying fresh, it's after the flu. and then something like that happens. that story is crazy. >> and where it happened is also crazy. you would think it's the safest place for an accident to not happen. >>> and later on, clyde davis, his tell-all book and a singing star who has a few choice words for him. that's coming up in "the skinny." >> he's having a little battle well a well-known singer. "nightline" revealed an interesting tidbit from his personal life. >> we'll get to all of that. >> all that dirt. >> oh, yeah. >>> but first, crews are working through the overnight hours at the scene of that explosion and the fire in downt
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 11:35pm EST
an economy that can afford it. in the short time that i've been here in washington, nothing has frustrated me more than false choices like the one the president laid out tonight. the choice isn't just between big government and big business. >> jimmy: that's what you get when you eat a whole bag of snyder's bavarian pretzels before a speech. i've watched that a number of times. how about the way he never takes his eyes off the camera when he's reaching for the water. it's like drop the gun on the floor. put down the gun. but what a night for poland spring. you cannot buy that kind of product placement. at least i hope you can't buy it, but in washington, who knows? why was the water so far away? it would have been less awkward if he reached down the front of his pants to get it. [ laughter ] it would have been less awkward had he been wearing one of these on his head during his speech. [ laughter ] some very big news out of the vatican where the pope announced he was resigning. he saw the grammys last night and said, what's the point? the pope is 85 years old. apparently he doesn't feel like
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